Mad For Books

My Own Private Library: I wonder whether I am afflicted with something more than a “gentle madness,” as Nicholas A. Basbanes described it in his 1999 book on the history of book collecting. You see, I spend more on books than I do on food. An enjoyable essay about the love of books. I recommend A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books by Basbanes; it’s a